Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 20:12

Islamabad: A fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force crashed near Karachi on Friday but the pilot managed to eject safely, a media report said.
The France-made Mirage 5 crashed shortly after take-off for a routine training flight from the Masroor air base in Karachi, Xinhua reported citing local media.

The plane crashed in Hub area of Balochistan, 30 km from Karachi.

The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed by Dassault Aviation in the 1960s.


First Published: Friday, May 11, 2012 - 20:12

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